Junior Chef Camp

Junior Chef Cooking Camp

Junior Chef #1 – TBD  |  June 19

Come join us as we visit some classic American dishes and appetizers such as pot roast, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and loaded potato skins just to name a few.

Junior Chef #2 – TBD   |   June 26

In the Art of Baking, we will explore both sides of the baking world.  Sweet and savory recipes will be executed in this class from quiche to shortbread cookies, pizza, and Italian braided cookies.

Junior Chef #3 – TBD   |   July 10

This camp will be an all-out chocolate experience with a little chocolate history thrown in.  Chocolate will be the focus of every recipe from brownies, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate cookies, and chocolate banana bread.

Junior Chef #4 – TBD  |   July 17

No more Chinese takeout, kids will learn the secret ingredients used to make the best-tasting Asian dishes from chicken teriyaki, lo mein, won tons, and fried rice.

Junior Chef #5 – TBD   |   July 24

Campers will dive into a cooking experience from around the world. We will visit countries like Japan with a Soba noodle dish, try the delicate spices from Oaxaca Mexico with green salsa enchiladas, French Mustard Chicken from France, Tuscan orzo chicken from Italy, and Spanish Empanadas from Spain.



Valley Trails summer camp in Tarzana is excited to offer a weekly Jr. Chef Cooking Camp for kids ages 8-13 at our kitchen located at 6043 Tampa Ave on the campus of Woodcrest School. Campers in cooking camp will acquire all the cooking techniques, knife skills and ingredient preparation expertise needed to make meals that can be used on a daily basis to wow your friends and family.

Our chef, Chef Omar, has worked with kids in the San Fernando Valley for over 10 years to develop a love of the culinary arts, self-expression, and creativity.

Whether the ingredients are sweet or spicy, your camper will find their yum in this exciting camp program offered at Valley Trails in Tarzana.
Our experienced chef will teach the secrets of cooking and provide valuable insight into the culinary arts.



What you will learn

  • Elevate your passion for cooking
  • Learn Knife Skills
  • Techniques for savory and sweet dishes
  • Develop confidence and poise in the kitchen
  • Learn cooking methods and how to select ingredients
  • To get outside your comfort zone
  • Develop strong friendships with other foodies
  • Gain experience using kitchen equipment

Each day is devoted to using the essential techniques, from knife skills to measurements.  Campers will produce at least 3 items daily at the Jr. Chef Camp at Valley Trails Summer Camp.

Valley Trails cooking camp takes food allergies very seriously. We are very knowledgeable and have been working with kids with food allergies for over a decade, so rest assured your kids can enjoy cooking with us safely.


Space is limited!


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